Cambridge and Brussels reaffirm ties

28 Nov 2014

The close ties between the University of Cambridge and the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) were reaffirmed at a ceremony on November 24 at which the Memorandum of Understanding first signed between the two institutions in 2009 was renewed.

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Calcium loss turning lakes to ‘jelly’

19 Nov 2014

Declining calcium levels in some North American lakes are causing major depletions of dominant plankton species, enabling the rapid rise of their ecological competitor: a small jelly-clad invertebrate. Scientists say increasing ‘jellification’ will damage fish stocks and filtration systems that allow lakes to supply drinking water, and that lakes may have been pushed into “an entirely new ecological state”.

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Lifelong learning and the plastic brain

19 Nov 2014

Our brains are plastic. They continually remould neural connections as we learn, experience and adapt. Now researchers are asking if new understanding of these processes can help us train our brains.

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